October 7, 2013
REALFACE Glamoflage shirts ward off auto-tagging ninjasby Gareth Mankoo
It is quite an invasion on your right to be a social recluse, meandering about town, to have someone forcefully pry open your social security and view your details via Facebook and other tools that offer the annoying prospect of ‘tagging’. This can be remedied with a little thought and shock ideas. Simone C. Niquille’s REALFACE Glamoflage shirts are specially designed to confuse Facebook’s face-recognition software by being covered in famous faces, each time you venture into public. This ingenious creation has been inspired the new Facebook terms-of-service, which allows Facebook to auto-tag people photos you upload. These shirts are part of FaceValue, a master’s thesis in design at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. “I was interested in the T-shirt as a mundane commodity,” Niquille said. “An article of clothing that in most cases does not need much consideration in the morning in front of the closet…I was interested in creating a tool for privacy protection that wouldn’t require much time to think in the morning, an accessory that would seamlessly fit in your existing everyday. No adaption period needed.”
These shirts can be custom-printed for around $65. They not only protect your privacy and identity but also give you enough reason to wear your idols on your sleeve and torso!
[Via – Boingboing]